Joel Klatt said Monday that he believes Minnesota is making its way into the College Football Playoff discussion following a 4-0 start for the Golden Gophers.

He said on The Joel Klatt Show Monday that he expected this from Minnesota coming into the season and isn’t surprised now. Klatt now sees Minnesota as the favorite in a weaker-than-normal Big Ten West.

“Minnesota is favored in the Big Ten West,” Klatt said. “They housed Michigan State. Their schedule was not good moving up to this point, I get it… they housed Michigan State, just beat them up.”

 The Golden Gophers defeated Michigan State 34-7 Saturday in their biggest win of the season thus far. This Saturday, they have another test in Purdue. Minnesota faces just 1 Top 25 team (as of now) in its remaining schedule – Penn State.